Students celebrate National French Week

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School French I student Alexandria Johnson prepares French bread plates for French club students. Benna Sayyed Destini Arguijo thinks speaking only one language is a setback for people today. Arguijo, a Clovis High junior, speaks English and Spanish and is studying French to reach her dream of becoming […]

Clovis ranked among lowest for tax burdens

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A New Mexico think tanks says, comparatively speaking, living in Clovis just isn’t that taxing. The Rio Grande Foundation has ranked Clovis as the third-best city for lowest tax burdens among New Mexico’s 10 most populous cities. The study, also performed in 2007, looks at both property and gross […]

Ban against speaking out not far off

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In a series of articles on climate change, the villain is gradually being identified as — you should have guessed it — freedom of thought. Jon Gertner of The New York Times Magazine wrote recently that “What makes CRED’s work (the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions) especially relevant … […]

Sept. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Bar president speaking at K-Bob’s State Bar President Craig Orraj will introduce a new education program designed to inform high school students about the law at the Curry-Roosevelt County Bar Association meeting at K-Bob’s on Friday, according to a State Bar of New Mexico press release. Titled “Know the Law Before the Law Knows You: […]

Udall talks energy in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico Photo: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., addresses a town hall audience at Eastern New Mexico University. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. […]

Pro rodeo rider returns home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s L.J. Jenkins ropes his bull before participating in Thursday’s Pioneer Days rodeo. Jenkins, 20, received a score of 87 for his ride. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Monetarily speaking, L.J. Jenkins really didn’t need to participate at the Pioneer Days rodeo on Thursday night, even if bull riding is […]

Campaigns are first for YouTube

By Steven Greenhut: Guest Columnist After speaking to a group of veterans in South Carolina last April as part of his “Straight Talk Express,” Sen. John McCain was asked by an audience member when the United States would send an “airmail message to Tehran.” The senator stopped for a moment, then reminded the audience of […]

Nov. 30, 1931

Dr. A.M. Curl, noted psychologist and astrologist, was speaking at the Lyceum in the first of a weeklong set of speaking engagements. … M.B. Kuntz, member of the area Boy Scout Council, was in charge of automobile toy pick-ups for the Clovis Scouts’ annual old-toy drive. … R.L. Jameson of Clovis reported to police that […]

Voting machine contract criticized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S, sold the Secretary of State’s Office machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now […]

Education Feature: Classes bridge language barrier

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English as a Second Language instructor Stefanie Jose, right, teaches Susana Loya at Clovis Community College, where more than 400 students are enrolled in the classes. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Interpreting is a way of life for Isabel Villarreal. Born in the United States to Mexican immigrants, the […]

Education feature: Marshall students conquer fears

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Dagan Gallegos,14, takes questions from the class about what he would do if he ruled the world in Keith Ingram’s public speaking class at Marshall Junior High. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer As he faced a classroom of his peers, his limbs betrayed his anxiety. He shoved his hands […]

Tourism perk of full-immersion learning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Hola amigos, from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. I’m coming to you from a half continent away, ironically, to learn something I probably could have learned while growing up as a child there in P-Ville. Myself and a group of students from Eastern New Mexico University have said hasta la […]

High ‘o’ Silver

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Portales’ Silver Paiz is a student at Clovis Community College. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschein Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant […]

Muleshoe High grad finds success in motivational speaking

By Eric Butler Jimmy Cabrera’s book is called “What’s In Your Backpack? Packing For Success In Life.” Its cover features a bag stuffed with notebooks, pencils and highlighters. Although the Muleshoe man works year-round giving motivational lectures to audiences of all kinds, it is perhaps appropriate that the school motif is utilized for Cabrera’s written […]